Modeling the impact of increasing PHEV loads on the distribution infrastructure

Chris Farmer, Paul Hines, Jonathan Dowds, Seth Blumsack

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Abstract

Numerous recent reports have assessed the adequacy of current generating capacity to meet the growing electricity demand from Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) and the potential for using these vehicles to provide grid support (Vehicle to Grid, V2G) services. However, little has been written on how these new loads will affect the medium and low-voltage distribution infrastructure. This paper briefly reviews the results of the existing PHEV studies and describes a new model: the PHEV distribution circuit impact model (PDCIM). PDCIM allows one to estimate the impact of an increasing number of PHEVs (or pure electric vehicles) on transformers and underground cables within a medium voltage distribution system. We describe the details of this model and results from its application to a distribution circuit in Vermont.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 2010
Event43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43 - Koloa, Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2010Jan 8 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa, Kauai, HI
Period1/5/101/8/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Farmer, C., Hines, P., Dowds, J., & Blumsack, S. (2010). Modeling the impact of increasing PHEV loads on the distribution infrastructure. In Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43 [5428355] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2010.277